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Make win 7 default ?

  1. #1

    Make win 7 default ?

    I have a dual boot win 7 win 8.
    How can I make Win 7 the default (Boot first)

    and can I reduce from 30 seconds the time to make up my mind as to which I want to boot into.


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    Windows 8 Pro

    Hold down the Windows key and press R, type in "msconfig" (no quotes) and hit Enter. Click on the boot tab... There you can change the default OS as well as the timeout.
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    You can also change in system advanced settings, Control panel, System, Sytem Advanced settings, in Advanced tab, click Start up and recovery, settings and change the default operating system and time out.
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  4. #4

    Thanks very much to you both.
    Worked brilliant.
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